Emergence Room

a deufert&plischke proliferation

Stitching Talents. For the Emergence Room in the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, the myth of Arachne was the main inspiration. Everyone was invited to spend time knitting, stitching, weaving, and knotting in her memory.
The Emergence Room starts as an almost empty space. Only a few things are installed: they invite visitors to spend some time there. Some instructions and motivations suggest activities, other material unfolds stories and myths. All deal with spinning, knitting, knotting, and weaving: creating texture. 
Darning Holes. For the Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, everybody was asked to transform images and slides that were bought by the lot on eBay. The aim was to give these dumped memories a new function again by adding holes, stitching words across them, and by darning the holes.
The activities are spread over a large period of time (up to 3 months), so the suggestion of working together is never in the spirit of creating a collective "us" that constructs an artwork together. The EMERGENCE ROOM instead facilitates the coming together of many voices, many activities, many different people: working in a communtiy of strangers. 
Stitching fears. At the entrance of the Emergence Room "± 365 Sofia" everybody was asked what they are most afraid of. These fears were then hand-stiched into a white napkin, as a present and souvenir of the installation.
The Emergence Rooms: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien in collaboration with Tanzquartier Wien in the frame of Push and Pull // Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart in the frame of the exhibition Acts of Voicing // Tanzfabrik Berlin // Z33 Hasselt in the frame of Superbodies, Hasselt Triennial // Sklada Sofia in collaboration with the Goethe Institute Sofia.
For the Emergence Room "± 365 Sofia" images from old photo books were re-enacted by everybody present.
Emergence Room "± 365 Sofia"
For the Emergence Room in the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, the myth of Arachne was the main inspiration. Everyone was invited to spend time knitting, stitching, weaving, and knotting in her memory. Photographed by Lili Nein.
Emergence Room in the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, photographed by Lili Nein.
Emergence Room in the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, photographed by Lili Nein.
Emergence Room in the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, photographed by Lili Nein.
Emergence Room in the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, photographed by Lili Nein.
Emergence Room in the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, photographed by Lili Nein.
Emergence Room in the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, photographed by deufert&plischke.
Emergence Room in the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, photographed by deufert&plischke.
Emergence Room in the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, photographed by deufert&plischke.
The Emergence Room at the Hasselt Triennial at Z33 was constructed like a trap. Once caught in it, visitors were invited to help build the trap by constructing a dense net. 
Emergence Room at the Hasselt Triennial
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart embedded in the exhibition Acts of Voicing.
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Emergence Room "± 365 Sofia"
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